Shanaka Jayasuriya



Shanaka accepts briefs in all areas of the law, and works in both civil and criminal law. Since being called to the Bar, he has worked alongside highly regarded Senior Counsel and barristers in complex litigation.

Shanaka has acquired considerable international experience, both academically and as a solicitor in Sydney and London. Commencing his legal career as a trainee solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in London, he practised in the financial services, corporate, litigation and employment departments and was seconded to the competition law practice group of the firm’s office in Brussels, and to a major multi-national corporation to it assist with its compliance with significant UK legislation.

Upon his return to Australia, Shanaka gained valuable legal experience as Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice McColl AO of the New South Wales Court of Appeal and to the Honourable Justice Robb of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. He later joined the commercial disputes group at Henry Davis York, where he practised as a solicitor, advising and acting in a broad range of commercial matters.

Shanaka holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (with Distinction) and a Bachelor of Law (with First Class Honours) from the University of Oxford, where he was a Broughton-Forrest Exhibitioner. He was School Captain and Dux at The King’s School.

Harrison Grace



Harrison has a diverse practice with an emphasis on commercial law, corporations law, equity, trusts, professional negligence, property, planning and environment law, and public law.  A select list of cases in which he has appeared is attached to his CV, which can be downloaded below.

Before coming to the Bar in 2016, Harrison worked in international arbitration in Singapore for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (focusing primarily upon investor-state and treaty disputes), and in Paris for Allen & Overy (on large scale commercial claims).

Harrison was previously Tipstaff to the Honorable Justice R I Barrett of the New South Wales Court of Appeal.

Harrison holds a Juris Doctor (Dist) and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons I) from the University of Sydney. He taught Civil and Criminal Procedure at Sydney Law School and worked there as a researcher. He studied on exchange at Sciences Po, Paris. He speaks French.

Harrison is a contributor to Robson’s Annotated Corporations Legislation. He regularly appears for Marrickville Legal Centre’s youth clients on a pro bono basis. He has adopted the Law Council’s National Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy.

Harrison accepts briefs to appear in Western Australia.

Helena Mann



Helena was admitted to the Bar in 2014 after practising as a solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills and acting as a Tipstaff and Associate to Justice Slattery in the NSW Supreme Court.

She practices mainly in complex commercial and general equity matters (with particular interest in trust and property disputes). More recently she also utilises her extensive commercial experience to assist on complex commercial prosecutions and is part of the 7th Floor’s White Collar Crime Team.

Helena is often able to draw on her legal education and experience in both civil and common law jurisdictions to find unique solutions for complex legal issues requiring a broader perspective.

She was born and raised in Poland where she graduated with a Masters of Law from the University of Warsaw and started her legal career. In 2009 she moved to Australia for love and completed a Bachelor of Law (1st Class Hons) at the University of Sydney. She is fluent in Polish and also knows German and Russian.

David Hughes



David appears in complex commercial and corporate disputes. He has acted in significant cases for major corporations in the following fields:
• resources and infrastructure
• telecommunications
• investor class actions
• competition
• construction
David is an author of ‘The Interpretation of Contracts in Australia’ and is often consulted on difficult or significant questions of contractual interpretation.
David also appears in the Federal Courts in judicial review applications.
David also has expertise in private international law, and he is a former legal officer for the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

Justin Hogan-Doran



LATEST NEWS:

Hogan-Doran acting for Private Equity Investors in enforcement of $392 million ICSID Award against Kingdom of Spain in Federal Court.

Hogan-Doran wins for Hyundai 100% security plus interest for enforcement of Singapore arbitral award:
Hyundai Engineering & Steel Industries Co Ltd v Alfasi Steel Constructions (NSW) Pty Ltd [2018] FCA 1054

Hogan-Doran named in four categories in Doyle’s Guide 2018

Justin Hogan-Doran is a senior barrister with 16 years’ experience at the Australian Bar.   He is recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a leading counsel in four separate practice areas – Litigation (2018), Transport (2017, 2018, 2019,2020), Construction (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) and Arbitration (2017, 2018,2019).  He has been recognised since 2009 in Best Lawyers® in Australia in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Shipping & Maritime, and was named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Shipping and Maritime 2019.

Justin is regularly briefed by interstate and foreign attorneys on cross-border litigation in arbitration, infrastructure and transport disputes.

Justin also regularly appears in arbitrations in Australia and sits as an arbitrator in transport and construction disputes, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

Justin was a Councillor and the Treasurer of the NSW Bar Association in 2015.

Justin is a former officer in the Australian Army.  He commenced his military career as a Commando with the 1st Commando Regiment, and is a former UN Legal Officer at the War Crimes Tribunal at The Hague.

Prior to the Bar, Justin worked as a Banking & Finance Solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King+Wood Mallesons). He was also a Management Consultant in the Financial Practice area of the Boston Consulting Group in Sydney, and Chief Operating Officer of a ‘dot com’ in London. His extensive experience in business and finance makes him one of the most commercially minded counsel at the Australian Bar.

Justin is a long-time lecturer at the University of Sydney Law School in Litigation, Equity, Private International Law and Transnational Commercial Litigation (at Humboldt University, Berlin).  He was the 1998-2000 Menzies Scholar to Oxford University (BCL/MPhil), where he won the John Morris Prize for Private International Law.

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